Marriage made in Paradise for Cindy CrawfordIt's true...

People And Places

June 01, 1998

Marriage made in Paradise for Cindy Crawford

It's true. Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 32, married Rande Gerber, a onetime male model, who now owns bars in New York and Los Angeles in a ceremony on a beach in the Bahamas, her publicist confirmed yesterday.

The couple was surrounded by family and friends during the wedding Friday on Paradise Island, Annett Wolf said.

Crawford, previously married to actor Richard Gere, has been a top model since her teens, appearing on many magazine covers and representing Revlon and Pepsi.

James Brown pays respect to Otis Redding

James Brown paid a visit over the weekend to Otis Redding's hometown, where the Godfather of Soul and Redding's widow gave awards to six pioneering Macon, Ga., DJs.

Afterward, Brown broke into an impromptu version of "I Got You (I Feel Good)," complete with spins, shuffles and a few throaty wails that brought the crowd to its feet Saturday night.

Then he began singing Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," but he didn't finish.

"Nobody can do it like Otis," Brown said.

Bigger than life portrait greets Bush at class reunion

Former President George Bush returned to Yale University for his 50th class reunion, viewed a commemorative portrait and posed for photos with the school's mascot, a large slobbering bulldog.

About 200 school chums from the Class of '48 honored Bush with the portrait in the University Commons Dining Hall Friday. The painting by Ronald Sherr shows Bush in an overcoat and red tie outside the White House.

"He didn't have much to work with, but he did a very good job on it," Bush said with a smile.

Bush, 73, arrived at Yale in 1945 following military service in World War II. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948 with a degree in economics.

Sinatra taught Loren to swear a blue streak

When Sophia Loren was young and innocent, an Italian star who didn't speak much English, Frank Sinatra would teach her profanities and persuade her to use them in casual conservation. Despite those pranks, Loren thought of Sinatra as a friend for life.

"When you had problems, you could always say, 'Frank, I have a problem. Can you solve it for me?' And you could be sure he would solve it," said Loren, who starred with Sinatra and Cary Grant in "The Pride and the Passion."

Loren attended Sinatra's funeral earlier this month and remembering the white flowers and the recording of Sinatra singing "Put Your Dreams Away."

"At that moment, everybody broke down," she said. "It was only then you realized you were not going to see him again."

Lawyer serving subpoena says Chung assaulted him

A disabled Atlanta lawyer who served a subpoena on Connie Chung wanted her charged with assault for allegedly jamming the summons into his wheelchair. Police said there was no cause.

Chung and her crew from "20/20" were in Atlanta attempting to interview Faye Yager, a controversial figure who helps women ZTC and their children hide from allegedly abusive spouses.

Hirsch Friedman, who represents Yager, said Friday, "she extended her hand so we could shake hands. Instead, I placed the subpoena in her hand and turned away. Then, I saw this dark shadow following me. I turned around and saw Ms. Chung. She jammed the subpoena against my back and the back of my wheelchair."

"Connie Chung never touched Mr. Friedman," said ABC spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. "She was completely respectful and polite."

Today's birthdays

Actor Andy Griffith is 72. Actor Edward Woodward is 68. Actor Pat Corley is 68. Singer Pat Boone is 64. Actor Morgan Freeman is 61. Actor Rene Auberjonois is 58. Rock musician Ron Wood is 51. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 51. Actor Powers Boothe is 49. Actress Gemma Craven is 48. Actress Lisa Hartman Black is 42. Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) is 38. Country musician Richard Comeaux (River) is 37. Singer Alanis Morrissette is 24.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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